The goal of the food shelf is to provide food security to families and individuals in need throughout Polk County. The food shelf will run as a client choice model, where people are able to select the foods they need and will use, increasing the usefulness of what is given to them. The food shelf will also serve as a model for training and educational purposes for the other food shelves in North Country’s 21 county service area.
North Country Food Shelf will be open five days a week and one Saturday each month. This will allow the food shelf to accommodate clients with non-traditional schedules.
Donna Hartel has been hired as the coordinator of the food shelf and will be a great addition to the staff. Donna holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication from the University of Minnesota, Crookston and brings extensive customer service experience.
North Country Food Bank would like to thank United Way of Crookston for the $5000 grant that was used in the acquisition of food to launch the food shelf.